I LOVE the Silver Label rods.
When I bought what I refer to as my first REAL saltwater fly rod (after 6 years of messing around with a #11 LL Bean Guide noodle) my final decision was between the SL and the St. Croix LU.
Only went with the St. Croix because of a personality clash with the local Orvis guy.
Anyway - great deal, I love the 10' 7 weight, schoolie rod, great pond rod. Just say no, just say no, just say no.... :eyecrazy:
FYI - Smitty now carries Orvis as well, that guy has just about anything you could need for any budget.